Immigration Attorneys for Deportation Defense, Removal and Asylum Petitions
Immigration Lawyers and Deportation / Removal Defense
Removal, or deportation as it was previous called, occurs when the U.S. government determines that a foreign national should no longer be allowed to reside in the United States. The government then has the authority to remove that person from the United States.
Each year in the United States, thousands of foreign nationals and immigrants are placed under deportation and removal proceedings because they have been convicted of a criminal offense. Many times, these offenses are minor, or were committed several years ago. Sometimes, these offenses are misclassified as "aggravated felonies," when they are neither "aggravated" nor "felonies." This is where a USA immigration lawyer or USA immigration law firm can intervene to help you. U.S. immigration attorneys are experienced in all aspects of immigration law and procedure. Removal or deportation proceedings where the government attempts to deport a foreign national for mislabeled crimes, or crimes that were committed several years, and sometimes decades ago, can be overturned with the guidance of experienced immigration lawyers or immigration law firms. It is, however, very important not to waste any time before contacting an experienced immigration attorney.
The U.S. government can force an individual to return to their country for any number of reasons, including:
- A conviction of a narcotics crime
- Committing a fraud or misrepresentation of material fact in order to obtain a visa or green card
- Conviction of murder, trafficking of firearms, money laundering, or a crime with a sentence of greater than five years.
- Crimes of moral turpitude
What are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?
Although there has never been a complete list of crimes defined as those of "moral turpitude," courts in many jurisdictions have considered the following crimes "crimes of moral turpitude" for immigration purposes: Fraud, Arson, Blackmail, Burglary, Embezzlement, Extortion, False Pretenses, Forgery, Fraud, Larceny (grand or petty), Malicious destruction of property, Receiving stolen goods (with guilty knowledge), Robbery, Theft (when it involves the intention of effecting a permanent taking), and Transporting stolen property (with guilty knowledge).
Experienced United States Immigration Attorneys and Immigration Law Firms can represent you or a loved one in both removal cases or exclusion cases, where a foreign individual is denied entry into the U.S. If you are being charged with removal, deportation, or are facing exclusion from the country, please fill out the form below and an immigration lawyer will contact you soon regarding your immigration claim.
Immigration Lawyers and Asylum Petitions
For foreign individuals who have been persecuted in some way, or who fear future persecution in their home country, the U.S. may offer protection, or “Asylum.” Many people seek asylum when they are subject to persecution because of:
- Political belief
- Association with a certain social organization
If asylum is granted, the United States will prevent removal to any country, as long as your status remains valid. An individual’s asylum application may also include one’s spouse or children under 21 years old.
Fortunately, the USCIS has provided a useful link, listing many asylum offices throughout the United States. Asylum offices handle scheduled interviews only for asylum and suspension of deportation and special rule cancellation of removal under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA). If you feel that asylum is a viable option for you, an immigration lawyer or immigration law firm could assist you with this procedure, including joining you at the asylum office in your region.
Asylum or deportation hearings are extremely important steps in your quest to live in the United States, yet they are often complex and it can be difficult to understand the legal ramifications of these hearings. If you are faced with deportation, or in need of asylum representation, please fill out the questionnaire below and an experienced Immigration lawyer will contact you regarding your particular immigration matter. There is no obligation created by your submission of information. Immigration lawyers and law firms are available at all hours and will contact you to assist with any immigration concerns that you may have.
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It is important to remember that immigration laws are some of the most difficult and complex regulations in U.S. law, and a competent United States immigration attorney is often required to interpret this body of law. If you need help determining whether your claim fits under any of these laws, a USA immigration attorney or USA immigration law firm can assist with not only services such as immigration appeals and USCIS applications, but also with work permits, family visas, student visas, physician and nurse visas, visitor visas, adjustment of status, green card replacement and renewal, removal of conditions, deportation hearings, asylum, removal hearings, and citizenship or naturalization. Additionally, a USA Immigration Law firm or immigration attorney could help with employment visas such as PERM, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5, Intra-Company Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, H-1B, E, E-3, H-2B, O, P, Q, R, or TN. Call or contact us for a free consultation to discuss your immigration issues or questions. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced immigration lawyer, please fill out the form listed on this webpage. Immigration lawyers and law firms are available at all hours and will contact you to assist with any immigration concerns that you may have.